North Texas

Departments - Gaining Altitude

The 16 counties of North Texas (NTX) dominate the Lone Star state’s aerospace sector.

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April 3, 2019

30,000 aerospace industry employees
70% of all Texas aerospace jobs
8.8% growth in top 10 aerospace occupations by 2026

Education
850,000+ with a bachelor’s degree
400,000 with a graduate/professional degree
60 colleges and universities
325,000+ combined enrollment 

Top engineering job postings
Industrial
Aerospace
Electrical
Mechanical
Electronics

Top information technology job postings
Software developers, systems software
Computer occupations, other
Software developers, applications
Information security analysts
Network, computer systems administrators
Computer systems analysts
Computer user support specialists

Top operations, logistics, manufacturing job postings
Purchasing agents
Business operations specialists, other
Operations research analysts
Logisticians
First-line supervisors
Machinists
Aircraft mechanics, service technicians 

Tarrant County College/Community Learning Center training

  • Composite bonding
  • Aerospace manufacturing training program (AMTP)
  • Aircraft assembly
  • Welding
  • Conventional machinist
  • CNC machinist
  • Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) nat’l certification
  • Aviation maintenance technology
  • Avionics technology

Companies represented
Airbus Helicopters Inc.
BAE Systems Inc.
Bell Flight Textron
The Boeing Co.
Elbit Systems of America
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
Raytheon
Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas LLC
Triumph Aerostructures

Sources: http://www.dfw-rwlc.com/industry/aerospace.asp; https://www.fortworthchamber.com; http://workforcesolutions.net